Frittata and Ribs for Brinner

A few weekends ago, Susan and her family had us over for a Brinner, thanks to Eggland’s Best.

The table setting was gorgeous – set up under their grape arbors where we could see the mountain views and sunset while we were eating.


I got over a little early to help get everything finished up in the kitchen and we ended up making a great frittata to go along with the rest of the dishes.


I love frittatas. They’re so easy to make and you can literally throw anything you want in the pan. They also cook relatively quickly, so it’s a great option for breakfast, brunch, or – like us – a brinner on a warm Sunday night.


Southwestern Egg Frittata

Makes: 12 servings


  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • pinch salt, basil, and black pepper
  • 6 pieces bacon
  • olive oil, as needed
  • 1/2 cup peppers, chopped
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1 Roma tomato, diced
  • 1/2 cup cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, cream, and spices.  Set aside.
  3. Fry the bacon in the 12 inch oven-proof skillet.  Remove when crispy, leaving the drippings in the pan.  Add olive oil as needed, and sauté the vegetables for 3-5 minutes.  Return the bacon to the pan, give a quick stir, then pour in the egg mixture.Quickly give the eggs and veggies a stir, then sprinkle in the cheese, and allow the frittata to set, about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Remove pan from heat, and place in oven for 10-15 minutes.  Remove and allow to cool before cutting and serving.



Along with the brinner, Susan’s husband smoked some ribs for us, and we had a hot potato salad, green salad, chips and a pineapple salsa, cheese and crackers, and some amazing cornmeal biscuits. Plus dessert!

But no matter what the food was – you just can’t beat the views.




What do you make when you’re having breakfast for dinner?


  1. I eat eggs for dinner ALL the time :) this recipe sounds like a great dinner!

  2. What a glorious setting and delicious meal!

  3. Those pictures of the mountains made me homesick for Virginia.

  4. Wow- just a gorgeous setting! Love love brinner. We usually switch it up- sometimes pancakes, waffles, french toast, egg bakes or egg sandwiches

  5. We usually have eggs in some form. I’ve been really hooked on egg sandwiches lately. And by the way your pictures just keep getting better and better!

  6. All that food looks so incredibly good. So jealous of your view!

  7. Yum! I’ve been doing breakfast for dinner lately since I certainly don’t get up early enough to make anything fun.

  8. fritatas are awesome :) omelets are always a good one, and especially with an expert omelet maker in the house like you’ve got over there!!

  9. Hi! I came across your blog from HEAB and just wanted to stop by and say hi :) The food setting looks amazing, as do the food itself. Hmmm, I had pancakes and omelettes for dinner once, does that count? And then ice cream for breakfast ;)

  10. We will eat every meal outside under the arbor f you and Nick keep visiting! We love having you over!

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